The power of partnerships
Through trust-based community investments and partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to ensuring all Massachusetts residents have the opportunity and access to lead healthy lives, we are stronger together.
Our community in action:
We’re proud to highlight these key community partners and programs:
Food For Free
Our Healthy Living Grant supports Food For Free’s critical work to fill the gaps in Massachusetts’ emergency food system by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and creating new distribution channels to ensure families in need have access to fresh produce.
Our Racial Equity & Justice Grant supports Legendary Legacies, an innovative youth development program that provides young men of color in Worchester, who’ve been incarcerated or are gang affiliated, with mentorship, case management, and direct support from culturally competent professionals.
Virtual fitness classes
As a sponsor of the Boston Parks Fitness Series, Recreation Worcester, and The Esplanade’s Summer Fitness Series, we helped launch virtual fitness classes to engage residents of all ages and fitness levels in a variety of free and safe health and wellness classes.
Expanding our reach by funding new opportunities.
Sponsorship requests are accepted year-round through our online community investment portal. Priority is given to organizations whose mission and program focus aligns with our health justice focus. All requests will be considered on a bi-weekly basis by the Corporate Contributions Committee, which is comprised of leaders from diverse business areas in the company.
To allow enough time for review, we request all proposals be submitted at least 45 days prior to your event. You’ll receive an email response within four weeks of submission and you can also check the status through your online profile. Written, faxed, or emailed requests aren't accepted.
Health Justice Partnership and Grant Program
Our Health Justice Partnership and Grant Program provides financial and wrap-around pro bono support to organizations advancing health justice across the Commonwealth.
Over the course of the next three years, this program will cycle annually to focus on the social drivers of health that align with our Health Justice strategy: environmental justice, food justice, and racial justice.
Our 2022 program awarded $770,000 to seven environmental justice not-for-profits working to address the environmental degradation and physical and social drivers that lead to health inequities in historically marginalized communities.
Applications for our 2023 Health Justice Partnership and Grant Program will launch this summer.
Meeting the needs of communities and measuring our progress
As a not-for-profit institution, Blue Cross is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) that has a critical role in delivering health care in communities across the Commonwealth. HMOs also provide additional benefits focused on meeting these communities’ health and social needs. The report we submit to the Massachusetts Attorney General outlines how we assess the needs of our communities, meet fiduciary obligation, design targeted programs, and measure our success.
View Our Community Benefits Report
If you’re interested in learning more about our community investments and partnerships or would like to be added to our email list to receive updates on upcoming grant opportunities, please contact:
Director, Corporate Citizenship